Why is New York City so great?  These homes, on the Upper West Side (near Central Park) allow passerby to appreciate the mix of buildings, old and new, tall and short, together .  While old buildings are definitely en vogue, they fell out of style in the 70s and 80s.  Finally, people are taking care of the country’s history that our ancestors built.

Fun fact: Did you know New York did not originally have Central Park in its plan?

In 1807, the Randall Plan was created to install a grid system expanding the city northward.  It         intended to rid the city of any natural habitat that it had.  Luckily, in 1850, the city was ill compared to London which had over 1400 acres of park.  In 1852 the land which makes up Central Park was bought.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s